James & Melody Wartian

James & Melody Wartian

James & Melody Wartian

Operations Director

Our Story:

We love to see new disciples being raised up from every people group around the world! So we love missionaries — global workers who are making that a reality!

Growing up, James enjoyed personally knowing many missionary families. While preparing to be a pastor, James attended Word of Life Bible Institute, Moody Bible Institute, and Dallas Seminary — all three schools that strongly believe in missions. God used that passion to open up the opportunity for James to serve for 25 years as a mission pastor at a church in Texas and in Iowa.

Melody equally shares God’s heart for the nations. Together James and Melody have enjoyed friendships with International students and have gone on short term mission trips and built relationships to care for missionaries.

Melody and James have been married since 2002 and have one son, Andrew.

Our Ministry:

It takes years of preparation and financial commitments to get a missionary to the field. But once they are there, who provides spiritual soul care for most missionaries? Who is helping prevent missionaries from coming home from their chosen field for a preventable reason?

In April 2019, James joined Ministry Essentials to serve at its Operations Director. In this role, James organizes and runs the administrative operations so that Ministry Essentials can provide proactive soul-care that will help global workers, national Christian leaders, and third culture kids have the spiritual resources they need to weather the difficulties they will encounter while doing ministry.

PO Box 4947 Wheaton, IL 60189-4947 USA

(630) 580-5750